Vintage Jewish fashion photography on display next month

July 14, 2017

What’s Happening

August, Leon Family Art Gallery

A Vintage Jewish fashion photography exhibit from the collection of Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, and the Bernard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center, will be on display in the Leon Family Art Gallery in August.

Traditional costumes and other ensembles from Jewish communities throughout Israel, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, as well as European Jewish school and sports uniforms, festive dress, Israeli labor clothing, and a famous Israeli fashion brand are showcased in the exhibit.

This photo exhibit of Jewish fashion in the 20th century represents only a fraction of the museum’s vast collection of more than 400,000 black and white images depicting Jewish history, heritage, and communal life. It is part of an initiative by Beit Hatfutsot to offer Jewish institutions and organizations ready-made curated photo displays to reinforce and build worldwide connections.

Beit Hatfutsot is dedicated to telling the entire story of the Jewish people, on site in Israel, online, and around the world, through exhibits, innovative technology, and creative programming. The Bernard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center also systematically collects photographs and films documenting Jewish life, heritage, and history throughout the centuries.

Beit Hatfutsot appreciates any assistance in acquiring additional materials for their collections. The call is open to contribute historical photographs and films to ensure that memorabilia is available to the public for generations to come. For more information, visit dbs.bh.org.il.

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